Clove Polyps

Common names: clove polyp coral, clove coral, eight tentacle polyps

Difficulty Level: Clove polyps are extremely tolerant and a great choice for beginners.

Feeding: Clove polyps are primarily photosynthetic, but may catch some small particles with their feathers.

Lighting (Level 4 to 7): Clove polyps will adapt to almost any type of lighting.

Water flow: Low to moderate water flow is preferable, but they will adapt to most conditions.

Placement: Be sure to give clove polyps plenty of space as their growth rate may cause them to shade neighboring corals.

General: Clove polyps are a great beginner coral and are very easy to frag.

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